Author Archives: Arlen Meyers

How to pick a coworking space in an innovation district

Coworking is the way people work these days. Coworking now takes up 27million sq feet of office space across the US, and 19 more growth statistics that prove coworking is the new normal. There are currently 14,411 coworking spaces in the world today. The number of coworking members will rise to 3.8 million by 2020 and 5.1 million by 2022. These ...

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What is Your Global Digital Health Strategy?

WHO has released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services. However, implementing these ideas around the globe will require : Overcoming the barriers to dissemination and implementation Creating a global cybernervous system Transforming sick care to health care Transforming a sick ...

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The Power of Negative Entrepreneurial Thinking

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of all the entrepreneurial cheerleaders and hoopla. The message is that if you only have perseverance and grit, you can be successful. If you can just walk across some coals, the brass ring is almost in hand. You can achieve anything if you put your mind to it! Instead, for physician entrepreneurs, ...

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Delivering Value Starts With Defining It

My definition of entrepreneurship has five parts: The pursuit of opportunity Working under conditions of uncertainty with scarce resources The goal is to create multiples of user defined value when compared to a competitive offering or the status quo Through the development and deployment of innovation (NB: one way is to create a company, but there are many other ways to ...

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Scaling School

Several years ago, I decided to give sailing a try. I started by going on a few local trips with some folks who owned a small boat and then, gradually, decided to improve my skills and confidence. Eventually, I completed “ground school” and then took several trips that required more and more skills, like navigation, man overboard drills, dealing with ...

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The Anatomy and Physiology of Remote Sensing and Wearables

Remember when you first burned your finger on something hot? Here’s how it worked. Temperature, pressure and pain fibers in the skin of your hand sent a signal to your brain that something was wrong (afferent limb). Your brain mysteriously and miraculously processed the information in a split second (central processing), and then sent a signal to the nerves that ...

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Digital Biopharma 2.0

Digital health has converged with biopharma. It has happened because digital health technologies are making it easier for biopharmaceutical companies to discover, develop and launch new drugs faster and cheaper and improve the patient and doctor experience, in what is being labeled “after the pill”, U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients ...

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Why Sick Care Innovation Centers Don’t Deliver

If you work for a big, established company, you’ve probably been noticing the sudden rise of a new trend: the innovation lab. Companies as diverse as Delta Air Lines, Target, Google, Pfizer, Marriott, Autodesk, Fidelity Investments, Ford, Verizon, and Stanley Black & Decker are jumping on the bandwagon. Most don’t deliver. Open innovation labs like this bring The Garage Experience inside the four walls of ...

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How to build successful community open innovation networks

Everyone seems interested in getting the most impact out of their innovation efforts. Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs) have mushroomed since the invention of the Internet and cheap mobile communications. Community based innovation and biomedical and health online innovation networks have the potential to speed new product development, offer alternative financing platforms for early stage ventures, provide education, information and support to those ...

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